Ahead Of Atlanta Pride Festival, GSU Releases 'Out TV Atlanta' Digital Collection

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On Sunday, thousands of people will march in the 48th annual Pride Parade in Atlanta.

 

Pride has come a long way over the years in Atlanta and across the country.

 

Nowadays, there’s no shortage of TV shows and entertainment that focuses on LGBT life, shows like "Queer Eye," "Ru Paul’s Drag Race" and "The L Word."

 

But before all those shows, back in 1999, there was "Out TV Atlanta."

 

 


 

The half-hour weekly news and entertainment show focused on LGBT life in the city.

 

Mike Maloney, the creator and producer of "Out TV," says one of his favorite moments involved U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who participated in Aids Walk Atlanta in 2000.

 

The Georgia State University Library has recently released a digitized collection of "Out TV," which features coverage of Pride events, interviews with lawmakers, and other features that focus on the LGBT community.

 

LINK: GSU digital collection of Out TV

 

WATCH: Out TV video from Pride Atlanta in 2000